May 11, 2012 – The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced 31 Conservation Project Support (CPS) grants totaling $2,614,183. Recipients are matching these awards with $4,009,698 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 128 CPS applications this year, requesting a total of $9,954,623.
"Conservation Project Support grants provide much-needed assistance to museums in their efforts to protect the collections they hold in trust for the public," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth in an agency press release. "This year’s CPS awards will help conserve a wide array of collections: paintings, textiles, mosaics, historic artifacts, furniture, manuscripts, photographs, digital recordings, outdoor sculptures, 500-year-old sundials, trees, even live sharks! Conserving and providing access to these and other collections helps to fuel innovation, inspire the development of new knowledge, and boost global understanding."
Additional information, including a link to the full list of funded projects, is available on the IMLS website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]